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Georgi is fourteen years old when World War II begins. After he and his sister found their parents in Siberia, and their father died, they and their mother returned to Leningrad and rebuilt their lives there. But war lurks on the horizon, about to disrupt their peaceful lives. Georgi and his friend Yelena, along with the other young people of the city, are given "patriotic work" to do for the war effort, the first of many changes in their lives. Georgi's older sister Marya has to leave home, and soon the city falls under siege by the Germans. With food running low, Georgi is determined to find a way to help his city, and becomes part of a group that brings food across the frozen lake and into the city.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Conflict:    -   War, WW II

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Russian


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Russia

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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